Cheddar Morning Business Update 12/5: Nike’s “Zoom Vaporfly 4 Percent” sneaker

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Top morning business and technology headlines for Dec. 5, 2017:

  • Starbucks is partnering with the Amazon of China: Alibaba. The coffee giant has announced the opening of a reserve roastery in Shanghai with an immersive augmented reality shopping experience. Visitors can use an app to order their coffee. The app includes details about brewing methods and offers to sign up for “coffee tasting experiences.”
  • Nike has found a way to make running a bit easier. A study shows that Nike’s “Zoom Vaporfly 4 Percent” sneaker reduces energy use while running by 4 percent. Shalane Flanagan, the winner of the New York City Marathon, was wearing the shoes when she won this year’s race. The sneakers cost $250.
  • “House of Cards” will return, and it’s Claire Underwood’s time to shine. Netflix has announced that the show’s final season will resume production without Kevin Spacey. It will be eight episodes rather than the typical 13. Robin Wright will assume the lead role, returning to play Claire Underwood.

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  • Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy

    Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy

    Monday, December 18 2017 5:10 AM EST2017-12-18 10:10:01 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 5:41 AM EST2017-12-18 10:41:33 GMT
    President Donald Trump is poised to outline a national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition and de-emphasizes the multinational agreements that have dominated the United...
    President Donald Trump is poised to outline a national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition and de-emphasizes the multinational agreements that have dominated the United States' foreign policy since the Cold War.
  • 'The Last Jedi' opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

    'The Last Jedi' opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

    Sunday, December 17 2017 11:59 AM EST2017-12-17 16:59:36 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 5:40 AM EST2017-12-18 10:40:17 GMT
    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the box office, landing the second-best opening weekend ever in North America and slotting in behind only its predecessor, "The Force Awakens.".
    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the box office, landing the second-best opening weekend ever in North America and slotting in behind only its predecessor, "The Force Awakens.".
  • Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

    Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:35 PM EST2017-12-16 04:35:54 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 5:40 AM EST2017-12-18 10:40:09 GMT
    Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry.
    Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry.
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